Well i'm mentally ill too and to some degrees considered 'retarded' and I took 0 offence as I do with most people saying slurs like that because CONTENT MATTERS. He had no ill intent in his heart he was using a slur that has been used in every pop culture to everyday conversation for decades. Stop being so sensitive and grow thicker skin. WHO ARE YOU TO DECIDE WHATS OFFENSIVE AND NOT?
I'm so tired of this PC culture, I've never cared about people using the world retarded even when it was being used to bully me in school because I've always had other pressing matters to focus on. I guess I have never had the privilege to be bothered by words. You are lucky.
I accidentely wrote that I believed he did do it will an ill intent in my original post when I ment the opposite just so you know. I really don’t believe had any bad intention behind his words at all, it just slipped. It’s fine that his words dont’t affect you but it’s not okay for you to discredit and invalidate my feelings just because you don’t share them. I’m not trying to speak on behalf of everyone that’s ever dealt with mental illness, I’m just trying to share my personal opinion. I’m completely aware that not everyone is going to be offended by the same things, for Christ’s sake that’s how life works. I’m allowed to be offended just as you are allowed to not be offended. Stop trying to make it out as if I’m some 7 year old kid that’s having a hissy fit when I’m acting perfectly reasonably. I’t hurt for a few hours or so but I don’t even care about it anymore, It’s not as if I’m holding a god damn grudge or anything. It’s great for you that you didn’t take offence but you can’t dictate over someone else’s emotions and claim that they are weak and sensitive because they view something differently than you do.